American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians (AI/AN/NH) experience the lowest rates of college retention and significant barriers to graduation. In addition, AI/AN/NH individuals face health challenges that include higher rates of obesity, overweight, and type 2 diabetes. We designed a culturally relevant life skills curriculum based on family and consumer science standards to promote educational achievement, self-efficacy, and healthful food choices among tribal college students. The Life Skills at a Tribal College course was delivered by tribal college Extension professionals in a family meal–style environment and involved culturally appropriate, traditional ways of learning to promote positive educational and health outcomes.
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Keith, J. F., Stastny, S. N., Agnew, W., Brunt, A., & Aune, P. (2017). Life Skills at a Tribal College: A Culturally Relevant Educational Intervention. The Journal of Extension, 55(5), Article 12. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol55/iss5/12